1984 Proles Essay

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Discussion Director-1984 When Winston states that, “If there is hope, it lies in the proles.” (pg.72), could you relate the disregarded mass which are the proles to individuals of the world today? If so, do you believe that there is a chance this group will ever rebel? Why or why not? I believe the proles are representative of the general public in today’s society due to the fact that in terms of class we make up a lower rung in comparison with the government and others wealthy with power. I highly doubt there will ever be a rebellion because we as individuals are not viewed as dangerous per se and even so, it is not that difficult to brainwash the masses as seen throughout history. This idea also ties into ignorance and our tendencies to turn a blind eye to the rest of the world. With this said, I believe that we can be compared to the unconsciousness of the proles. We are formally…show more content…
Charrington- so far he is a seemingly nice old man who owns a shop in the side of town where the proles live. He offers Julia and Winston a place without telescreen so they could be intimate together. He gives the impression of a wise man who only wants to do good in the world by helping others. Mr. Charrington does not seem concerned with politics. Old man-.he was alive during the times before the revolution, however, he fails to precisely answer the questions posed by Winston and vaguely recounts instances he can recall. It appears that, in the words of Winston, his mind was just a rubbish-heap of details. In conclusion, the older you get in the society depicted in 1984, the less you focus on the current events transpiring in the world of politics and the less involved you are in communal activities. It is also apparent that the revolution caused a major disruption in the generations. If you were born before, then you either retained few vague details or some memories from your childhood. If you were born after, then it seems that you had a different mindset/view on the

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